Cafeteria Signage

signs for college cafeteria

Food Service Signage

When I went to college, you went through a line and little old ladies spooned out whatever they were serving that day. You took it or you starved. No More!

Nowadays we print a lot of very colorful vinyl signage that goes into college cafeterias, like this photo from Plymouth State’s dining service. They give a lot of choice of yummy food, and use a lot of colorful signage to show you what’s cooking. Cafeterias are much more consumer focused than they used to be.

Much of what we did here was on adhesive backed vinyl, to be adhered to sign fixtures and applied directly to the wall, as well as sneeze guards, milk dispensers, etc. We also printed on flat sheets of PVC and did a wall mural.

All of our printing is full four color process, so you get colorful signage that sells your product. Give us a call when you need to dress up your location!

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We Will Miss John McCain

John McCain

John McCain

Lots of people in New Hampshire have stories about John McCain from his days of doing town meetings while running in the NH Primary. Here’s my story:

John was doing a town meeting at Plymouth State University, and I went. He called on me to ask a question.

I told him ” I have a small business that employs 5 people. Last year we made $100,000 in profit. Since I’m self employed, I pay both sides of Social Security taxes, about 15%, and 35% income tax on the 100K.

“But, I needed to leave 35K in the business to support our growth. That leaves me with 15K to live on. If my wife didn’t have a good job, I’d be on food stamps!”

He asked my what I want from the government.

I said “I don’t want anything from the government. But it would be better if I were taxed on the money I take from the business, instead of the money the business makes.”

Over the years we have seen the tax law change to allow higher deductions of capital expenses, and that certainly helps. I hope what I said to him that day has encouraged change in the tax law, at least in a small way.

Oh, and one more story. When we took the kids to Capitol in Washington DC, he walked by us, deep in conversation with another person. I said in a fairly loud voice “Give ’em hell, John”. He stopped, smiled, and gave me a little wave.

What a cool guy. He will be missed.

 

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Trade Show Graphics

Exhibits at a trade show

Trade Show Exhibits

Here’s a photo of some of our trade show graphics in action! We did a cutout for our good customer Intertek that gave some interest and excitement to their booth.

People will always be a little curious when they see a cutout of a famous person, and that brings their attention just long enough to have them discover the sales message that your trade show graphics give.

While Thomas Edison was unable to come in person, our life size cutout did the trick!

The next time you are looking for a way to create some dramatic trade show graphics, give us a call.

 

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Photo Tiles for Scrabble

Scrabble Giant Tiles

Scrabble Tiles

We’ve been having a lot of fun the last week playing scrabble with Photo Tiles that we made. Each tile is about 8″ square.

We started with the word MegaPrint, and have worked out from there!

It’s a great time waster, and if we can make you a set of photo tiles for Scrabble, let us know!

 

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Instagram Frames

Photo Instagram Frame

Frame for Instagram Photo

We printed this photo frame recently for an event in Las Vegas. We’ve done a fair number of these Instagram frames in the past few years. They are fun!

The Instagram frames, given their shape, are not terribly strong, so we generally use 1/4″ Sintra to make them. Sintra is a foamed PVC sheet that is pretty strong, and seems to work fine for this.

Next time you are doing a party and putting the photos online, let us make an Instagram frame for you!

 

 

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Cutouts.. of Big Checks

cutouts of a big check

Big Check Presentation

We did this big check job for our good customer Sandvik Rock Technology. What’s fun about it is that it’s also a pair of people cutouts. We usually do one or the other, but this is both!

People cutouts are fun, and a great way to have the person there when they have a scheduling conflict. Big checks are a great way to get publicity for your organization.

Normally we fold a person cutout horizontally so that we can keep it within Fedex normal size, but these people cutouts were folded vertically because the big check made them so large. In any event, the event was a big success!

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Museum Wall Mural

museum mural

Wall Size Sketch

Here’s a photo of a museum wall mural I took at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Which is a place you need to go if in that city! It is absolutely wonderful.

They took a scan of one of his letters and made a wall mural out of it. It gives you insight into the man at this time of his life, and also makes something very small into something that a dozen people can look at.

There are a number of beautiful wall murals in the museum that compliment the exhibits. And something like 150 of his paintings. Van Gogh’s life is traced over time with examples of his work showing how he matured as an artist. Very cool.

Oh, and be sure to buy your tickets online a day in advance, you can’t buy them at the museum.

 

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